When heroes fall and there’s tragedy and grief and rape and disaster and the world seems unbelievably screwed up then I find it hard to see the eucharisteo moments and my thanksgiving is a sacrifice of praise because sacrifice is difficult and costly.
Still, here are my 39 things.
274 Dusting off my French
275 Bedside lamps
276 Cumulonimbus clouds
277 Watching the boys sleep
278 A quiet house
279 Cam’s new school friends – what an answer to prayer!
280 Scott’s creativity (he ‘make a beach’ on our bed yesterday with his juice – turned the duvet into a swamp)
281 Cam’s out-of-the-boxness (‘Dad, what does a person’s oesophagus smell like? And what do eye sockets smell like?’)
282 Cool fonts
283 Coffee and crumpets and catching up with Samantha –
284 At Jam & Daisies
285 Being brought low. Realising I’m dust.
286 Hot chocolate with Helen
287 Scott doing the Jillian Michaels 30-day Shred with me and Mel at 5:00 am
288 Snipping open a packet of freshly ground coffee – breathing in that first aroma
289 When you know people must be praying
291 Putting in the last puzzle piece
293 Nappies on special
295 Cam and Scott singing together in their room
297 When the boys remember on their own to chew with their mouths closed
299 The justice system
300 A clean house
302 New friends
303 Old friends
304 Francophone car guards and the stories they hold of central Africa
305 Beautifully blended families
306 Hot dogs
307 Ena’s curry
308 Not rushing on a Saturday
309 Pirate patches
310 Quiet libraries
311 Cam’s own grownup glass for breakfast juice
312 Neighbours who wave
Are you struggling this week to be thankful? Leave a comment.
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